“My next-door neighbor was a [pet] groomer, and she would leave in the morning and be home by 1 o’clock in the afternoon,” Munoz said. “I thought, ‘Wow, those are good hours.’ I didn’t want to spend a lot of time away from my little girl and my boys.”
After nearly two decades in the pet grooming and boarding industry, Munoz opened Fetch Pet Resort in Humble in 2013. The business offers boarding for both cats and dogs, as well as day camp and grooming for dogs.
Munoz said the day camp allows dog owners to drop their animals off in the morning and pick them up by 6 p.m. She noted the dogs are allowed plenty of time to play in resort’s outdoor area.
“Most of yards are turf, meaning artificial grass, so no muddy dogs if it rains,” Munoz said, noting the largely shaded space features a miniature water park with a fire hydrant and several spouts that shoot water for the dogs to run through.
Munoz also said the business has a machine that produces bacon-flavored bubbles, which she said the dogs enjoy
According to Assistant Manager Dakota Yaktus, dog owners interested in leaving their pups at the business’s day camp are required to bring the animal in for an evaluation before they are allowed to join the fun.
“First, they have to be spayed and neutered, and [they have to] have gone through our program to see if they interact well with all of our regular dogs,” Yaktus said. “We do mingle all of our different sizes, so we have as big as a Great Dane that comes in all the time to as small as a little Yorkie mix.”
Munoz noted boarding services are offered for both cats and dogs, with prices varying depending on the size of the space the animal stays in and the number of animals staying overnight.
Additionally, Fetch Pet Resort offers grooming services for dogs that include baths, nail trimming and filing, and tooth brushing.
Ten years later, Munoz said kindness has been key to the success of Fetch Pet Resort.
“One of the things that I really key in on is kindness toward everyone,” Munoz said.
Shaggy dog to classy paws
While grooming prices vary depending on the size, coat condition and temperament of the dog, full-service grooming includes a bath, haircut, nail trimming, ear cleaning and blow dry.
Small (Chihuahuas, Yorkies, Maltese): Starts at $55
Medium (bichon, schnauzers): Starts at $65
Large (Aussies, Labs, Airedales): Starts at $80
Extra large (standard poodles, doodles): Starts at $95
Fetch Pet Resort
5533 FM 1960, Humble
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 4-6 p.m.